Jul 19, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance

How this managed to get a higher rating than Majimoji Rurumo I will never know. All I will say is that I found this to be quite disappointing. I was expecting something more original than this.

Seirei Tsukai no Blade DanceThe artwork, I think, is not the problem here. The characters look alright and they obviously invested a lot of time and money in making it look so detailed. So yeah, very little complaints about the artwork right now.

The story is what disappointed me. It’s so predictable and not all that original. It has the elements of Zero no Tsukaima (magic and all that) and Infinite Stratos (where only one boy can do what usually only girls can do). I just wasn’t very impressed by it.

Well, I suppose it’s a little ecchi so I might give the second and third episode a try, but I will only recommend this to comedy and fantasy fanatics for me. This will really depend on a person’s personal preference.

Plot Summary: Only a pure maiden can have the privilege to contract with a spirit. In here, Areishia Spirit Academy, trained maidens of noble families are gathered and given an elite’s education to become spirit contractors. A boy, Kamito, peeped by accident at a girl, Clair, while she was taking a bath and he ended up making a contract with the spirit she wanted. Yes, Kamito is an irregular boy spirit contractor whose existence was thought impossible until now. “You stole…my spirit…you have to take responsibility for it!” “Huh?” “You have to become my contracted spirit!” What will Kamito’s destiny lead to?

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Apr 12, 2014

Posted by in Spring Anime 2014

Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to

I would feel no shame by saying that the only thing wrong this show is that it’s only thirteen minutes per episode (OP and ED included). I could totally see myself watching twenty minutes of this every week for the next twelve weeks, no problem.

Mangaka-san to Assistant-san toThe artwork is nothing special. It doesn’t have to be. Its key feature definitely isn’t the artwork. Still, it’s by no means bad. I think Sena, Yuuki’s editor, is absolutely brilliant. A loli editor that’s self-conscious about her little breasts… Definitely worth watching if the material is properly used!

The story is the best thing here. It’s not complicated, it’s not flashy and it’s certainly not that hard to imagine. It’s pure genius. Just a slice of life piece about the life of an ero mangaka and his colleague and friends.

I truly do recommend this. I’m sure comedy fans and perhaps slice of life fans wouldn’t mind watching this at all. I laughed and laughed during those ten glorious minutes. It really is too bad that it’s so short.

Plot Summary: The story depicts the work-life of a perverted mangaka, Aito Yuuki, and his assistant, Ashisu Sahoto. Constantly pressured by his editor and lacking experience with girls, Aito asks Ashisu to act as a reference.

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Apr 7, 2014

Posted by in Spring Anime 2014

Kamigami no Asobi

You know, I might actually buy the Blu-Ray collection of Kamigami no Asobi. Yes, I’ll buy it so that I can sprinkle it with gasoline and light it on fire. It’s crap like this that needs to be burned with fire. The hotter the better.

Kamigami no AsobiThe artwork is just too much. They don’t focus on the girl as much as they do the boys. You actually saw scenes where the boys were glowing and surrounded by flowers. What the hell is up with that? It’s too obvious that they made this show primarily for girls.

How interesting can this story possibly be? A human girl is supposedly going to teach a class of young gods about humanity. Of course, normal gods won’t do. They all have to be “beautiful” young boys. Also, there can be only one girl…

Kill me. Thread carefully if you have a penis. This might not be for you. I’m sure your average girly-girl will love this, but it ends there. This just isn’t for me.

Plot Summary: Yui Kusanagi is ordered by Zeus, a god and the headmaster of a school he created, to teach the meaning of love to young and handsome gods. The reason he has for doing this is to cancel the negative effects of the weakening bond between the world of the divine and the world of the humans.

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Mar 30, 2014

Posted by in Spring Anime 2014

Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara

I saw the pre-air version of this show and I must say that I’m really not all that impressed. I didn’t read up on it, it never caught my eye and I’m actually about to watch it again because I can’t remember most of what I saw… That’s not a good sign.

Kanojo ga Flag wo OraretaraThe artwork, from what I can remember, was decent. I think that Nanami is the show’s crown jewel when it comes to character design. She is the first somewhat unique character I’ve seen that I would be able to recognize out of a ten-character line-up. Maybe…

The story is what worries me… It’s not all that unique, is it? I mean… A guy comes along with the ability to see things that others can’t. He can see what someone else wants or when someone’s about to die. Stuff like that has been done to death (pun intended). They might make it interesting if they can focus just enough on the romance.

Am I looking forward to this? Not really. Will I continue watching? Probably. There are one of two things that piqued my interest. That’s why I’m going to watch at least one or two more episodes before I decided to drop it or not. I suggest you do the same thing.

Plot Summary: Hatate Sota is a high school boy, who has an ability to visualize “flags” for future events such as “death flag,” “friendship flag,” and “romance flag.” Despite the flag-viewing ability, he avoids making friends with others due to a trauma he experienced in a ship submergence accident. Four beautiful girls get interested in his strange way of living, and they begin to live with him at the school dorm by force.

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Jan 19, 2014

Posted by in Winter Anime 2014

Maken-Ki! Two

Here we go again! Let the big breasts bounce, the curvy asses shake and the supernatural powers destroy everything… Maken-Ki is back! I’m afraid I won’t be writing about the second season. I found it very hard to muster a few decent lines during the first episode. The episodes contained too much fan service for me to write up proper reviews without coming across as some kind of demonic pervert.

Maken-Ki! TwoThe artwork is still as amazing as ever. The characters still look great, sexy and too erotic to be on regular television, the details are as nice as ever and the action is still as fluid as I can remember. Good times are definitely coming.

Story is interesting. I always thought that it was and I never stopped thinking that. That being said, I believe that is too much fan service for me to take the story serious. It’s got a nice foundation but I wouldn’t really call it amazing.

All the ecchi fans will lover this. People that enjoy watching characters with super powers might, too. I couldn’t possibly recommend it to other people. It’s just too much fan service and not much else.

Plot Summary: Takeru Ohyama, a young normal yet perverted minded guy, got accepted and now goes to a school that, unknown to him, was where combat and magic is used. On the first day, he meets again after three years: Haruko Amaya, his childhood friend, Inaho Kushiya, a girl who says she’s his fiance, and Kodama Himegami, a blonde who wants to kill him. Finding out that there are many girls there that just don’t like him, he is told that everyone there uses a special magic ability while using an item or weapon called a Maken. Later, he finds that no Maken is acceptable for him and doesn’t know what to do, since in this school the students get into duels that showcase their magic and combat power, of which he seemingly has none.

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